Bacteriological preparations from the Pasteur Institute, France, 1888-1985

Made:
1888-1985 in France
maker:
Institut Pasteur

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24 test tubes, containing bacteriological preparations, from Pasteur Institute (four stands, each holding six tubes)

Inside each of these twelve test tubes is a sample used at the Pasteur Institute in France to research tuberculosis. Most of the samples are of human tuberculosis and two are from bird tuberculosis. One of the human samples originated from a cow. The fear of contracting tuberculosis from cattle led to inspection of meat and milk and stronger regulation of both trades in the United Kingdom.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
1985-1719
Materials:
glass and wood
Measurements:
test tube: 243 mm 36 mm,
type:
test tube
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Brieux, Alain